Chad Thomas Cost

May 17, 1975November 3, 2018
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Chad Thomas Cost, 43, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, born May 17, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at home surrounded by family.

Chad was the owner and operator of American Pawn and Jewelry in Colorado. He was full of love for his savior Jesus Christ and served as the Praise and Worship leader at Gateway Church, in Colorado Springs. Chad loved spending time outdoors around a good bonfire and fishing and camping. He enjoyed playing golf and listening to Classic Rock-n-Roll. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandfather, Donald Cost and his maternal grandparents, Giles and Carrie Green.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his mother, Dorothy “Dodi” Green of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his father, Thomas (Patti) Cost, of Fairview Heights, Illinois; his wife, Shelley Cost, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his children, Sydney C. Cost and Jacob R. Cost; his grandmother, Pat Cost, of Brigantine, New Jersey; his siblings, Kelly (Joel) Lane, of Valrico, Florida, Micheleen (Shawn) Sandegren, of Montgomery, Texas, and Jeremy (Megan Fohne) Hunter, of O’Fallon, Illinois; his nieces and nephews, Brandon, Morgan, Jacob, and Caleb; his mother and father-in law, Louise Humphrey of Colorado Springs and Gary Humphrey, of Yukon, Oklahoma; and many other extended family and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018 with Pastor Warren Beatty officiating at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Kristi Crosson

November 6, 2018

I don't even have the words to express how sad I am. Chad was one of the first people I met in Colorado Springs. I was short on cash, and ended up in his Pawn shop. He was always helpful, kind, and when he showed up at my church some time after that, I knew he was a good egg. I served with him and Shelley in children's ministry. I prayed with them in our Life group, and I knew him as a funny guy who loved Jesus. We laughed together, he helped our family move at least once and served with his whole heart.

I pray God would comfort you all in the midst of this loss. He will be remembered.

Nancy DeLury Milvid

November 5, 2018

To Shelley and Children and Chad's parents. My son went to HS with Chad and stayed in touch with him over the years. I remember Chad as a mature young man who was a great friend to my son Dan DeLury during and after HS. At only 43 I am so sad to hear of his passing. I will pray for all of you and wish you God's grace and comfort at this time of great loss. sincerely, Nancy Milvid, Falcon, CO.

Sheri (Luedtke) Jones

November 4, 2018

My heart breaks for all of Chad's family & friends. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you all. I was shocked to hear of Chad's sudden illness & passing. Chad was a great friend in High School, more like a brother, I will cherish the memories.
Rest peacefully with Jesus Chad!